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February 2018 Newsletter

Posted by Brian Hudson on 02/03/2018 09:52

GCCL – Newsletter to Clubs – February 2018


This newsletter records the key points from the County League Committee Meeting on February 19.  It is shorter than usual but that does not reflect from the importance of the subjects covered.  Apologies for the delay in posting.




The final accounts for the 2016/17 year are attached below.


Officials Courses


The usual spreadsheet detailing the requirements to attend Officials Courses has been posted on the website at   Teams are more than welcome to send more than the minimum requirement to courses.


Full details of the dates and venues of courses, and how to book, are on the Training page of the GACUS website (  It is very much hoped that clubs will take advantage of the new “Club Umpire” course and qualification.


The League will reimburse two delegates per team for the Introductory course, four for a club hosting an Introductory course (Scoring or Umpiring), one for the Club Umpire course and 100% of the course fees plus a £50 bonus for a Level  1 umpire that joins the appointment panel and stands in nine matches or more.


2018 Key dates


Tuesday April 17

Balls Meeting/SGM/Captains Briefing

Hatherley & Reddings CC

Tuesday October 23


Hatherley & Reddings CC

Friday November 9

Presentation Dinner



Attendance at the Balls Meeting/SGM/Captains Briefing is mandatory for captains.  The agenda will be:


  • Collection of balls and Greene King IPA branded stumps
  • Spring General Meeting (SGM)
  • Behaviour and Discipline – A short presentation
  • An update on how some of the new Laws of Cricket will be applied in Saturday afternoon cricket.  NB Club umpires are requested to attend
  • A briefing on Duckworth Lewis Stern.  NB Division 1 scorers are requested to attend.  A recommendation on the software to be used will be made shortly.


Club Contacts


A reminder that a number of clubs have not to the questionnaire and thus club officers may not be receiving League communications.